Apple's iPhone SE is back in stock again for just $249

Apple's iPhone SE is back in stock again for just $249
Apple iPhone SE

UPDATE: The iPhone SE is no longer available to purchase on Apple's clearance site, marking the second time in a week that all variants and colors have sold out in under 24 hours.

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After initially discontinuing the iPhone SE in September, Apple’s 4-inch smartphone made a brief return to its website, albeit in the clearance section, earlier this week. The discounted stock sold out in less than 24 hours and all traces of the device disappeared, yet today the smartphone has made another unexpected return.

Like last time, the popular model is being sold in new, unopened boxes to customers that may still be interested. The entry-level 32GB model now costs just $249, down $100 over its previous retail price of $349. Similarly, Apple has reduced the 128GB model’s price tag by a whopping $150 down to just $399.

The compact device, which was first introduced back in 2016, is powered by the Apple A9 chipset. This can be found inside the iPhone 6s series and the iPad (2017). The smartphone also features a single 12-megapixel camera on the rear and a front-facing camera, although this isn’t exactly flagship quality at just 1.2-megapixels.

Apple’s iPhone SE is also its last smartphone with a headphone jack so, for those of you looking for an iOS device with one, this may be your chance.

As was the case earlier this week, there’s no indication as to how long iPhone SE stock will last. Because of this, we’d recommend being quick if the offer interests you. Alternatively, a 32GB iPhone SE for Straight Talk can be picked up new for just $139 at Walmart.

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iPhone SE
  • Display 4.0" 640 x 1136 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A9 APL0898, Dual-core, 1840 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 1624 mAh(14h 3G talk time)

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23 Comments

1. domfonusr

Posts: 1057; Member since: Jan 17, 2014

This offer does interest me... but, alas, as the situation is with me right now, same as it was early last year, I do not have the disposable funds to commit to it. Oh well...

16. TheOracle1

Posts: 1913; Member since: May 04, 2015

Is this Apple's version of a flash sale to drum up interest or guage the market? A method criticized when the Chinese do it by the way.

18. Atechguy0

Posts: 918; Member since: Aug 03, 2018

A device with a 4 year old A9 SoC, and only 2GB of ram in 2019. Even iOS 12 needs more RAM these days. I wouldn't put it past Apple these days if they just replaced the case and battery on these devices, and called them new SE once again. Especially if they had a lot of SE trade ins for the new iPhone models. Brings a new meaning to putting lipstick on a pig.

22. AmashAziz

Posts: 2873; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

No, iOS 12 doesn't need more than 2GB RAM. It works very well with just 2GB. Stop stating opinions as if they were facts. Talking from experience.

23. domfonusr

Posts: 1057; Member since: Jan 17, 2014

An iPhone with 2GB of RAM works almost about as well as an Android phone with double that amount of RAM. There are plenty of Android phones that still use 2GB of RAM, and have lesser chips in them... heck, my LG Fortune that is running Marshmallow has only 1.5GB of RAM, and a SD 210 (only a 32-bit chipset), and, aside from the battery that is slowly losing capacity, it runs just fine for my needs. An iPhone SE would, with a 64-bit SoC and higher clock speed (granted, only half the cores, though, but still...), allow iOS to run circles around my poor Android Marshmallow device. Android Marshmallow is not new enough to have benefitted from some of the enhancements made to Android since then, such as Project Treble, and so on...

2. Vancetastic

Posts: 746; Member since: May 17, 2017

Where are these things coming from?

4. cncrim

Posts: 1558; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

Where? I believe Apple is test out the water. And if the it sell well i have no doubt you will see iphone XSE between $550-600.

5. libra89

Posts: 2221; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

I would love that. My wallet is ready.

6. cncrim

Posts: 1558; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

don't be fool by the price, if you look at it is pretty much XR in in 4 inches body. my pocket is ready only if the Price is $399.

7. libra89

Posts: 2221; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

I get you on this. For me, it's more about the size than anything, so I would pay whatever, provided it's not super overpriced. I have an X which seems to be the smallest bezel free phone currently. I miss the size of the SE often.

10. Vogue1985

Posts: 363; Member since: Jan 24, 2017

Agreed there's many ways Apple can go this. Theres room for small/Palm sized phones, Apple need to own this area and feel the niche and price gap.

19. caelironstaff

Posts: 12; Member since: Nov 02, 2018

I think the real winner in the small Phone market is the Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact. It is affordable, small, and seriously owns the competition when it comes to battery life. Compared to the SE, it has a more modern chipset (snapdragon 845) and a higher resolution screen. Plus, being made with a plastic back makes it by far the most durable in the small flagship category.

21. libra89

Posts: 2221; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Yeah, that phone is really good. I had it but it's weird to me that the XZ2 is now cheaper than it, rather than the other way around.

8. lyndon420

Posts: 6452; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Same place as the iPods...out the arse of an old rainbow lol. Apple is shaking the dust off of any possibility to make money now...they're even using climate change as a way to hopefully make money. Maybe the Newton (or original iPhone) will be available for purchase again.

9. Vancetastic

Posts: 746; Member since: May 17, 2017

I’ll hold out for a Lisa.

3. libra89

Posts: 2221; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Oh! Well, it's time to buy one...or two (ehh, maybe one).

11. bbycrts

Posts: 23; Member since: Nov 05, 2018

Annnnnddddd...sold out again.

12. Subie

Posts: 2273; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

Yup...

13. dazed1

Posts: 777; Member since: Jul 28, 2015

Just? Lol

14. Jrod99

Posts: 696; Member since: Jan 15, 2016

Bring the new version. There is still a market for small phones.

15. bucknassty

Posts: 1296; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

whats the point of a new model when you can get it for 70 anyway

17. redmd

Posts: 1902; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Will this make it the best selling iPhone ever?

20. whatev

Posts: 2115; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

I don’t think so, it has yet to surpass the iPhone 6, which is both the best selling iPhone and smartphone ever (220 ~ 230 millions)

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